Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Awesome Video.

Maybe Pufferfish are responsible for crop circles?

In the vain of a pufferfish, I built this to attract my Bride.

Jun 12, 2017 07:54 PM
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Bob Crane
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Puffer fish and Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS do a great job at marketing.

Jun 12, 2017 10:42 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Thank you for sharing the amazing video.   Work with what you have, right?

Jun 13, 2017 03:47 AM
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James Dray
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Vigilance and determination, along with a plan works.  What most agents are lacking is a plan along with determination

Jun 13, 2017 03:18 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Wow, amazing. Love your sand creation Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS Guess it did the trick!!

Jun 12, 2017 10:14 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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24 hours a day for a week so the current doesn't take it away.  That is dedication.  If we dedicated that much time we could do amazing things too. Cool video. -Kasey

Jun 12, 2017 09:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lise,

Marketing is a matter of knowing who you are, who y our market its, who to attract and how to do it so that folks flock your way.  A

Jun 12, 2017 08:19 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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It is a great thought! 

With difference we have to win over hearts and minds of many clients even those we did not meet yet:) 

Jun 12, 2017 09:41 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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That is totally impressive, Lise Howe! I've heard of puffer fishes but, was not aware that they are so talented - even to CLEAN UP after the impeccable creation - JUST WOW!

I'm curious if Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS's creation took 24 hours of work though?!  ;-) 

Jun 12, 2017 09:01 PM
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OK, now you're making me go look it up. I am incredibly curious as to how you made the connection to marketing. LOL Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS !

Jun 12, 2017 08:08 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Wow, that was an interesting video - I had no idea that these fish did this. Impressive.

Jun 13, 2017 03:22 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
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Interesting video and great comments .

Jun 13, 2017 02:14 AM
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Lise Howe - something different! Unique....

Jun 12, 2017 11:46 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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My first thought was ... there is already too much "puffing" in marketing however what that puffer fish did ... amazing!!

Jun 13, 2017 08:59 AM
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"If this doesn't get him noticed nothing will!"

What should I do to improve my own marketing?
Pufferfish don't have very big brains. Just like spiders, ants and other elaborate builders, they have the limitation of NOT MULTI-TASKING and the outcomes are incredible. Maybe our great big brains impose a problem.

Did the Pufferfish have intent to attract Angelfish or flounder or seahorse or turtles? No, just another Pufferfish.  And this one know what the other one was looking for.

Did this Pufferfish injest a bubble the wrong way and decided "Let's do this today." No, this Pufferfish timed this investment of effort to be in sync with the targets need to nest. Timing proves to be essential to pufferfish procreation.

Agent marketing would improve dramatically if they had the pufferfish ability to avoid context switching....(multi-tasking) and focused on the specific target, that targets need, and proper timing'

That was one incredible medallion on the sea floor. Way to go PUFFER!

 

Jun 13, 2017 06:51 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Jun 13, 2017 05:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
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I am not interested enough to look.

Jun 13, 2017 03:53 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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What is a puffer fish?

Jun 13, 2017 03:22 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Not yet.

Jun 13, 2017 02:20 AM
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Yes, it's pretty amazing that an animal would go through such a detailed ritual just to mate. Speaks volumes against evolution.

Jun 14, 2017 05:38 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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James Dray said it very well

Jun 14, 2017 05:32 AM
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William Feela
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I seen this before...I just tell it like it is?

Jun 13, 2017 10:15 PM
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That is purely about artistist talent and if you have it, flaunt it.

Jun 13, 2017 07:02 PM
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I'd say he knows his market and is going the extra mile!

Jun 13, 2017 07:02 PM
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Will Hamm
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Now I will have to watch this.

 

Jun 13, 2017 04:28 PM
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Dana LaRue
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NO, I haven't seen the video on the Puffer Fish Courtship. Sounds like an interesting marketing tool.

Jun 13, 2017 02:37 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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That is interesting.  At this point, I may have to give that a try!

Jun 13, 2017 01:49 PM
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Lynnea Miller
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I never knew - amazing!!

Jun 13, 2017 01:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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wow...what a great message.... "market like you mean it??"

 

Jun 13, 2017 07:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I have not viewed the video.

Jun 13, 2017 07:22 AM
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Beth Atalay
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Thank you for sharing this video Lise Howe. This pufferfish knew exactly who he wanted to attract and used his tools to get the job done without giving up. Good lesson! 

Jun 13, 2017 07:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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making something be scene in another light or perspective is creative marketing used often in nature i.e. plants animals & insects world. It works

Jun 13, 2017 06:52 AM
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  The things that guys will do to impress chicks.  Amazing.

Jun 13, 2017 06:40 AM
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Carol Williams
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Wow, very interesting, Lise!  

Jun 13, 2017 06:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Use what you have to your advantage. The only thing your competition can't copy is you!

Jun 13, 2017 06:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I will need to check this out.

Jun 13, 2017 06:01 AM
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watching it today

Jun 13, 2017 05:51 AM
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Susan Haughton
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I have seen that and it is absolutely mesmerizing.  I have always loved the little puffer fish and this just made me love him more.

Oh, yeah, good analogy about marketing... ;-)

Jun 13, 2017 05:44 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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That is amazing, who would have thought?

Jun 13, 2017 05:26 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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Wow that is cool.  thx for sharing.

Jun 13, 2017 04:52 AM
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Kevin J. May
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Lise, it left me hanging but at the same time was quite intriguing. I'll never look at a Puffer the same way again.

Jun 13, 2017 04:29 AM